Upcoming on FutureLearn- How to Succeed at: Writing Applications



Last week we advertised a course with Futurelearn that would  help you to succeed at interviews, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study. But to get that Job interview you wish for, you need that perfect application.

This course, also provided by Futurelearn, will help you to write that successful application:

About the course

Over the three weeks, we’ll look at different parts of the application process. We’ll help you to understand the skills you have gained through work experience and your studies and show you how you can match them to job advertisements or course requirements.

We’ll share top tips with you to help you write exceptional applications, CVs (or résumés), covering letters and personal statements and provide insight from employers and admissions tutors on what they look for in candidates. We’ll go on to help you examine your digital footprint and develop a professional profile online.

The course is highly participative and includes articles for you to read, videos to watch and interactive material to help you master the art of application and CV writing. There will also be discussions where you can learn from and support each other, self-reflective exercises and quizzes. Throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to collect a portfolio of your work which will help you with future applications.

By the end of the three weeks we hope you will have the confidence to apply for your dream job or course.


FREE online course

Duration: 3 weeks

3 hours pw

Certificates available


This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.

Starts: TBC

To learn more or to register your interest go online at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/writing-applications

Content written by: FutureLearn/University of Sheffield

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